Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destinations Covered :
Delhi, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti, Varanasi, Sarnath, Agra

Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and he will assist you to transfer to hotel. Day free for leisure. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast sightseeing tour to Delhi. Morning visit Old Delhi. It is a 17th century walled city with its splendid gates, narrow alleys, the enormous Bazaar. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour of New Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surroundings the imposing government and state Buildings. Visit Humayun's Tomb, an observatory called Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate and President House. Evening transfer to railway station to connect train # 2802 Purshottam Express dep. 22:25 hrs. Overnight on board.
Arrive Gaya ay 13:45 hrs. Afternoon visit the Mahabodhi Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Full day free for visiting Mucalinda Sarovar, the new Medition Park and the Butter Lamp House. Later you can walk down to the Sujata Village (6 kms) where Sujata offered rice in milk to Buddha. You may also drive to the Dongeshwari cave (30 kms) where Buddha mediated.
Morning proceed to Patna (162 kms / 5 hrs) enroute visit Gridhakuta Hill and Bimbisara in Rajgir. Later proceed to Nalanda (18 kms from Rajgir) which was one of the oldest Universities of the world and International Centre for Buddhist studies. Arrive Patna. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later city tour visiting Har Mandir Sahib - also known as Patna Sahib consecrates the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1776; Golghar - is a large dome-like structure from where one can have a fine view of the Ganga and the surroundings of the city; Patna Museum - has a rich collection of Mauryan and Buddhist sculptures. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Kushinagar (300 kms / 8 hrs) enroute visit Vaishali, it was here that the Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. On arrival transfer to hotel. Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvan in his 80th year. Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple, Nirvana Chaitya, Ramabhar Stupa and Matha Kuar Shrine. Afternoon proceed to Lumbini - The birth place of Lord Buddha (In Nepal 170 kms / 4 hrs). After clearing Immigration & Custom Formalities visit Lubini forsightseeing, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
After breakfast proceed to Sravasti (in India, 240 kms / 6 hrs). Entering in India again. On arrival sightseeing of Sravasti, where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. Overnight at hotel in Sravasti.
After breakfast proceed to Varanasi (350 kms / 8 hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning Boat ride on river Ganges. Later excursion to Sarnath, the place of first sermon (12 kms). Afternoon city tour visiting various temples and Banaras Hindu University. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect train for Agra.
Morning arrive Agra. Later city tour of Agra, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays) Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula. Afternoon drive to Delhi (203 kms / 4 hrs drive). Upon arrival transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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